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in the city, so there is sort of a very, kind of, unique law and relationship around these convenience zones. the crv redempt zones and how they are created and how the state law require that they are managed and facilitated and what this means to small business. so i want to put forward some proactive policy recommendations so that we're being ahead of the curve and not waiting until this may become an issue down the road for small businesses. so i just wanted to just make that clear. this is a policy discussion for you to take a look at, make recommendations. the commission can take action tonight, if it's comfortable or wait until the next commission meeting or two commission meetings. it's at your discretion to make sure that you are comfortable with the policy that is flushed out to be put forward to our policymakers in the city. so i just wanted to make sure that you understood that it's agendized as an action item tonight, but we do that as pro forma, as part of agendizing anything that the commission may be taking action on in case you want to take action tonight, but that is not n
investigation; there was a time when law enforcement only focused on investigation. chief suhr recognize importance of having advocacy groups located directly in the special victims unit. family can meet with investigators and have access to services in the system as they move forward. with the efforts of kathy black and -- svu has a children's room available which offers a safe environment for children exposed to family violence. child abuse is one of the toughest crimes for investigators. children are among the most vulnerable victims. thankfully there are those like kathy baxter who are constantly fighting for the prevention of child abuse. i believe partnership with outside agencies have allowed us to find justice during this complex investigation. another important component of svu is the -- unit. those members solely on internet crimes against children. the cases are complex and require persistent and dedication to identify and locate perpetrators who possess and distribute child pornography. we are only one of many law enforcement agencies across the region who a
services organizations get to regularly meet with law enforcement and learn about their experience. i really appreciate officer hall who is also in eric chang's position; our organization has been involved with this commission for six years. while we have made lots of progress distilled is appointed that on a regular basis, almost every day, i will talk to someone who said that they did not know that they could have an interpreter. they were not offered an interpreter. they did not even get to speak to the police officer on the scene because there was no interpreter or they have to wait an hour or something along those lines and when you think about for survivor, even if they know they will get to have an interpreter, if they have to wait whether an hour or 45 minutes and during that time the officer is talking probably to the abusive partner, it changes the dynamic. the police come in but they're not always 100 percent sure that calling the police in the situation is going to be the most successful route. and then you have is a situation where they're not able to c
by the department in connection with law enforcement on criminal matters in relationship to second amendment activities. and the commission is responsible for looking at that report and reviewing it for compliance and signing off on it. so let you know that happened. >> thank you very much, commissioner kingsley. commissioner loftus. >> yes, i just had a couple things. i think we talked a lot about the bravery and heroism and the crying, especially on my part, around officer gritch and cloud and thanks, commissioner mazzucco. i think it's important, i said it then, we often talk about what's wrong with the department and that's definitely a role we have and something we have to do, but it's important to talk just as much about what's right with the department and to be present when the officers were recounting finding this baby that wasn't raining and it was raining at 2:00 am and going under a muni stop, i'm sure you all have stories like this, all the 2,000 officers that we don't see, have these stories where you are called for this service. a lot of being a police officer is going into
, but that we also look at it from a professional law enforcement perspective and invite the other, you know, key players in the city, the mayor's office, the board of supervisors, occ, of course, and everybody to, you know, roll up their sleeves and look at the best of what's out there professionally to see if we can't improve on our statistics in san francisco. so that's my proposal on the table. >> i agree. if we can have a presentation with the community present and have the chief explain about what our police department does, for example, with atf in terms of taking guns off the street, i know there's programs in place with that. just anything we can do to help. as i'll say, we're going to close this meeting tonight and commissioner kingsley is going to close the meeting in honor of the victims in connecticut, she'll have some things to say then, but gun violence has had an adverse impact on members of this commission and i see this as an opportunity to protect others from that. >> if i can add, i think anything we do in the city based on the recent collaboration we just had would ce
to call a parent and not supporting their child to tell them just what the law is and what is expected of them, so we are seeing huge leadership from this agency and this is where you're seeing the 202 percent increase, but if you look you will see that the crisis lines, shelter services, general statistics, and cases received are still climbing in san francisco. we do not believe that is because there is more domestic violence. we believe it is because the community is starting to be aware and trust all of our systems, everybody in this room, so lisa at 911, and all of the police department and everybody who's working on this we are gaining the trust of the survivors of their communities. in a post 9/11 world we saw a real drop and chilling effect in victims being willing to come forward. it was another big act of courage as many of you know just naming domestic violence or perhaps making a change in how you're violence is living is a huge courageous move, but to call when at that point they were afraid it was another huge courageous move so i feel both the state and our diverse an
are driving across the country. they are looking at this particular law as a value and it's funny we're the real odd duck in california because of our density. there is no place else quite like san francisco. >> okay. commissioner ortiz-cartagena? >> i just have one question to clarify some thoughts in my head. i live in the southeast sector of the city. my impression is that we are not in a convenience zone, because there is no supermarket, excluding a 7-eleven that meets the criteria of the revenue mark. so i think it might have been answered, but i'm not clear. all of those small businesses, all of those conveniences stores, do they have to pay the $100 or they are not in a convenience zone? >> actually the southeast sector and the whole eastside of the city is served by scrapyards and existing metal recyclers. >> okay. >> so they can establish a zone there and that creates nearby what is called "nearby convenience." that kind of exempts the supermarkets. >> okay. >> so you are okay there. say you have got this kind of odd schizophrenia with lots of things over on 3rd stree
trafficking. that was just law enforcement based, a total of 369 victims were identified through services provided through agency-specific legal outreach or other services. what we're trying to do is work in cooperation with them so the police department and the asian pacific islander outreach, we want to work with them providing available assistance to them for crime victims of human trafficking residing in san francisco. we will do the investigation, they will do the support and outreach to them to get them out of that and preventive services to help them live their life, gain control of their lives again. >> so will the money be used it hire people or train people in this area that are already employees of the department? where are the dollars actually? >> we already have human trafficking unit together under special victims unit. we have two full-time -- we have inspector flores along with officer brian keebler investigating full-time and also have two officers working on a rotation basis right now but we'd like to keep them for a little longer. we're not looking to hire anybody els
this is putting the law in place and geek getting the mechanism to secure infrastructure financing proceeds and a lot of credit goes to bran son and many of my preed says cor and is monique moyer that has gotten us to this point and right now we are looking to the establish a policy with the board of supervisors that gives us a -- to support this before looking at any particular project. we have present proposed policy to the capital planning committee on november 19th and we will go back for action this month and we are looking to the bring the city policy to the board of interferes in early 2013 and so as brad said i'll go over the policy and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has initiated i
law, the first year of law. isn't there separation of church and state? shouldn't the city not -- i think this is san francisco friends from the quakers. i have to say, generally i'm against nonprofits because even though you're a nonprofit, you still compete for buildings and then you throw out tenants. so, i would ask, has san francisco city attorney looked into this, the city's aligning with a religion, should they distance themselves on that grounds? >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, item number 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> we have a motion to send this item forward with recommendation and we can do that without objection. thank you. item 6. >> item number 6, resolution establishing the appropriations limit for fy 2012-2013 pursuant to california constitution article xiii b. >> thank you very much for this item from the controller's office. we have [speaker not understood]. >> thank you, members of the committee. neil levinson, [speaker not understood] from the controller's office
the upon premises they have control. loitering is defined to stand idle about without lawful business is prohibited to any property with the licensees as depicted on the form. number five. debris shall be removed from the premises within 74 hours of the application. if the graffiti happens on a holiday they shall remove it within 72 hours of the next weekday. the exterior of the premises shall have lighting and sufficient power to illuminate and make apparent the persons on the premises. additionally the position of the lighting shall not disturb the neighboring residents. number seven. no noise audible between the area of the licensee as defined on the abc form. number eight, the interior lighting is sufficient to make easily discernible and conduct of all persons and patrons in that portion of the premises where the alcohol beverages are sold and consumed. thank you. >> no issues with the eight months of operation at this place since they have been going beyond the issues here? >> everything has been fine? >> yes. >> it's a very interesting business model. is the owner or
in the law where san francisco would be liable and 9th circuit has heard by far the majority of the cases 190, cases that is 27.4 percent of all federal cases. >> thanks. >> national population. >> thank you. >> finally. >> could you share with us your 5 and 6 briefly. >> yes, thank you, sir. >> finally, in 2010, the united nations committee on torture declared tasers including the x26 as a legitimate torture weapon and the assertion that it is less lethal is ludicrous and if you go nationwide and internationally it is designated at different levels of lethality of severity, based on the police's own stands and protocols and it was only in 1999 that it was taken out of the category of being a fear arm only on the basis of using nitrogen as opposed to gun powder. no on tasers. >> next, speaker, please? >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for having this hearing, we are grateful. the administrative director of a foundation, also a member of the san francisco no taser task force that is comprised of 23 people and different grassroots organizations and also the city commissioner. i am here
in these financial statements if we noted any non-compliance with laws and regulations and we noted no find of non-compliance with laws and regulations. with the specific tests that we go into, we verify the compliance with the federal requirements so we know there are no exceptions. we look at the interrible controls internal controls and payroll internally and look the controls and we have noted no deficiencies in internal control. we are required to communicate to you whether we noted any difficultis in the performance of the audit or whether we noted a audit adjustments, which is the second letter in the package that you have. we noted -- we proposed no audit adjustments. management has been one step forward giving us all the financial information that we needed to complete our audit and for that we thank management staff. i would be happy to answer any questions? >> are there any questions? if not, thank you for the report and the presentation. seeing no questions, can we move to our next and last item? >> yes. item no. 8 is the approval of the minutes of november 19, 2012 meeting. >> i
to collect so much revenue that it was above the gam limit, the law would require us to either change the rates to return or some other way return that excess revenue to tax payers or go to voters to ask voters to approve an increase in the limit, but we have not reached that point yet. a couple of other points you might be interested in, we did look back at fiscal year 11-12 with the initial budget we expected to be well over 200 million below the gam limit, but 11-12 was a year of very strong revenue growth above our budget. but still, we still den end the year well within the limit, at least $70 million below the budget in 11-12. also looking forward even with our strong revenues, our preliminary forecast shows that we should still be within the limit and this would be 13-14 by over $100 million, under our current growth assumptions, probably over 150 million. it will be something that as we work with the mayor's office mayor's office from the five-year plan, we will keep monitoring this in the future to make sure we inform you as soon as possible if the city looks like it's bumpin
with those surveys. 57 providers are supportive of the disclosure law. 47 percent prohibit smoking in their leases. one-third of managers, owners have received tenants about second hand smoke. most residents throughout san francisco want a smoke free healthy lifestyle here in san francisco which will lead to better public health for all san franciscoans so we encourage that you support this mer err and we support and appreciate your support, supervisor mar and supervisor campos, on this policy. >> thank you, mr. moor, thank you. each member of the public will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit. if simultaneous translation services are used, speakers will be governed by the public supreme supreme. >> if there's anyone else who would like to speak? >> my name is stefan white, i'm a tenant at 922 post street. i understand as the law now is landlords can ban smoking in common areas of the building like the lobby but they are not a
. >> these is around people who are experiencing mental health issues. i think that the law enforcement happens within our 49 scary miles and what happens on our highways is different as well. there are number of contributing factors as we look at the 15 officer-involved shootings over a five-year study, seven were non-lethal and eight were lethal. and all 7 cases, there was no detections of any drugs or anything of that nature on board. and on all eight instances medical examiner, discovered multiple drugs on board of the victim in those cases. i think that there are a number of factors that contribute to the injuries that we may be talking about that i don't think will be captured in one paragraph of a report. >> and before we go to the public comment, one last question, what is it now that is driving a push within the department for tasers? is there a... has the human heart changed over the past, you know, five years or so? are we seeing dramatic increase in officer-involved shootings compared to what we had before? are we finding that despite what we see in terms of controversy that this is what i
of the -- the law that created the code of conduct requirement came out of the experience that pg&e and marin energy had when marin energy launched its program so the code of conduct puts certain restrictions on both parties, the utility, in our case pg&e and on us as a cca. broadly speaking it prohibits either party from misleading customers. it requires that any expenditures that pg&e incurs to actively market against the program cannot be reimbursed by rate payers and shared by shareholders. it allows pg&e to answer questions and educate about their program and how it compares to our program. it requires both parties to work with the california public utilities commission public advisor's office to create a comparison document that would be made able by all parties on the two program offerings. so that gives you some of the key elements. >> and the code of conduct you said is in the process of being approved or is approved. >> so a proposed decision was drafted and sent out for comment by the cupuc staff. it then by state statute sits before the body for not less than 30 days before the comm
spoke to you while i was yet with you that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of moses, and in the prophets, that would be isaiah and in psalms concerning me. >> president chiu: thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? please step up. next speaker. >> it's great to see you guys honoring a local business today. that made me feel good. i love this city. i became inspired to eat healthier and started my first business here. i started a dream and a vision to provide healthy food options, working endlessly to build my location. now a great deal has changed with the mobile food trucks. most existing businesses were grandfathered in. this didn't happen to me. i was sent to a nursing home put on my death bed and required to pay my funeral costs up front after two years of paying my permit and paying in excess of 2,000, dpw informed me the police department committed an error. it was in violation of the municipal police code. dpw senior managers waived the nee on a new location but couldn't approve a refund. the
the money away. several homes were seized. there was ins, it was all the federal law enforcement agencies that were there to protect these women. is there any more money from the federal government? >> i know we're constantly asking the grant unit to extend this. we have to show that we're willing to play this game and we're coming forward (inaudible) having individuals plead guilty to charges shows a lot. i think as we continue doing those kind of cases and building those cases we will see results. we have asset forfeitures that will be coming so i can foresee more things happening. >> we're currently working with the fbi right now. >> commissioner turman. >> i move that we, the ask the board of supervisors to authorize the police to retroactively accept and appropriate a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the california emergency management agency. >> second. >> first we have to have public comment. any public comment? seeing none, all in favor say aye. please call line item 5. >> line item 5, public comment on all matters pertaining to item 7 below, closed session, including
. over 3500 law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i thank my staff for the good work that they did, and finally we talked about sf heroes in this meeting. i hope you downloaded that app in our smartphone. it's available for i phones and droids. we received the gold award for the sf heroes application and we are very proud of that. that being said i'm going to move on the agenda. i did want to point out in your packets we have a report from our disaster preparedness coordinators and on the back of the report. this is from the last meeting. we will start to include that in each of the disaster council meetings. we want to know what your folks are doing. they're representing you here doing all of our disaster response preparedness. the list of your representatives is o
the law basically says that landlords can bar tenants from smoking in the common areas of buildings like the lobby and the hallways but it's not allowed to bar smoking in individual apartments. the problem with that is --. >> mr. white, i think that might be the next item that you want to speak on. >> i'm sorry, i thought this had to do with that. >> the smoke-free housing disclosure is the next item. >> i'm sorry, you want me to --. >> yes, if you could stick around. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i would like to speak in opposition to this item and the reason i feel that way is that even though smoking is so much, causing so much damage, i think if we're going to single out smoking there should also be a concurrent discussion of banning automobiles in san francisco, banning liquor in san francisco, and banning industry in san francisco because i think those three contribute a lot more damage to san francisco citizens than smoking. the logic used that i heard earlier if you apply it to those other three different things is really more important than just singling out smo
at a law firm and one of the cases was a class action suit was against manufacturers of electronic external defibrillators. so, i don't, i left the firm before the out come of this case was, i don't know the out come. but the fact that it had already gone to litigation might be useful in your cost analysis for the implementation. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> hi, my name is delara yarbro and i would like to say that we have heard some powerful from the officers and i really feel for those officers who wish that some sort of magic bullet existed and wished that something could have been different. as a sociologyist i really like to look at statistics and data. so my question is what do studies, academic studies, large, studies and peer reviewed academic journals tell us about what happens when departments get tasers? and what they tell us is that fatalities actually go up immediately, subsequently to the introduction of tasers. i have a 2009 study from the american journal of cardology done by cardologyist at our very own usfc, if you are interested i can e-mail you the file. i w
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